Lustre finish prints
are priced slightly higher.
I’ve been meaning to do a Celtic Cross for years - at least since I did my knotwork pentacles - but until I started noodling around with this one I never cared for the layouts I came up with.
The design uses three of the knotwork patterns I designed for my book Celtic Knotwork Borders in Repeating Sections and I’m not sure whether that was partly a proof of concept, or whether I just saw ways to use the patterns I was working on. Either way, I finally did a cross as my way of offering equal time.
The shape of a Celtic cross is an interesting one - it’s based on carved stone crosses which may originally have shown up in Scotland, and the typical ring around the cross seems to have been invented to make the arms of the cross stronger. They were building for the long term in those days.
About the Prints
These prints are made to order by deviantPrints, using an archival quality photographic process on Kodak Edge and Kodak Endura papers. They're rated to last over 100 years without fading - though no prints should be left where they'll be baked by direct sunlight. The color fidelity, clarity and paper weight of these prints is far superior to the poster-quality reproductions I also sell here. They're pretty much the bee's knees.
You can order a print in either glossy or matte finish, or in lustre finish for a slightly higher price. This is mainly a matter of personal taste, but I do think that the lustre or glossy prints give you a sharper representation of the original digital image because of their greater contrast.
When you add one of these archival prints to your prints shopping cart it will pop up in a new window. You can keep browsing through these pages and add new items as you go. The shopping cart window will update as you add more items. When you're ready to check out, do so in the cart window and you'll be taken through the ordering process.
These archival quality prints are supplied by a different vendor than my other merchandise, and use a separate shopping cart. You cannot place a single order for both archival prints and, for example, coffee mugs. Archival prints will ship separately from other items.